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Google now compresses pages for Opera as well

January 23, 2006

Google is now compressing webpages it sends to the Opera browser, making these pages load faster.

Until now Google sent Opera the regular uncompressed pages, which slowed down the loading of these pages, while other browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox got (gzip) compressed pages.

Thanks Hallvord

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  1. xErath
    January 23, 2006 at 11:28 am

    it has about time !! yey

  2. January 23, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Remember that there are still other major sites that make the same dumb mistake:


    I have a compression discrimination tester available here:


  3. Anonymous
    January 23, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    Is this why Google has always seemed slower to me in rendering pages as compared to IE and Firefox? Not on all sites, but most sites that I use anway. I always found that odd, when most others claimed it was faster, but perhaps those tests were done on a level playing field (like Google now is). Unfortunately, the Web at large isn’t a level laying field.

  4. Anonymous
    January 23, 2006 at 5:00 pm

    Er, first sentence should be “Is this why Opera has always seemed…”

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